The Importance of Pre-Purchase Inspections

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With all the news of pandemic price surges in the used vehicle market and no clear end in sight, now is the time to consider the importance of a pre-purchase inspection. The New Year brings joys and headaches but buying a vehicle doesn't have to be one of them. A quality auto repair shop can make the experience easy and guide you towards the best decision for your dollar.


Pandemic prices are through the roof; used vehicles have risen 26% on average over the past year, making them more expensive than they have ever been. So, we know we are going to buy a vehicle, but we aren't sure exactly how to get the most bang for our buck. That is where a quality pre-purchase inspection comes in! A pre-purchase inspection will help ensure that you get maximum value for every dollar spent and that you avoid any "lemons" floating around; out there. Here's what you can expect with a quality pre-purchase inspection.


Digital Diagnostic - You can expect a full vehicle diagnostic inspection. Your auto mechanic will tour your vehicle and use technology like DVI (digital video inspection) and other digital analysis machines to give you a nose-to-tail inside-out picture of the vehicle's health.


Physical Diagnostic - Your mechanic will physically inspect the vehicle for imperfections and easy-to-miss engine issues that you might not know how to spot. They will inspect the fluid health, the engine health, and the overall condition of the vehicle based on the asking price.


Test Drive - A good shop will test drive the vehicle and ensure no squealing, grinding, skipping, stalling, strange accelerating, or any other potentially expensive problems. Auto mechanics feel cars differently; they understand what a healthy vehicle moves and sounds and know what to look for.


With gas and used vehicles priced at what they are, we really want to be careful when making our purchases. Trust a team that does this for a living and helps you save time and money. A small investment now might save you thousands in costly repairs and breakdowns if you end up with that "Lemon." So, find a quality auto repair center that you can trust and ask them about their pre-purchase inspection.


Let Nona's Auto Center in Turlock, CA, help you find the best vehicle for your specific situation; with our pre-purchase inspections. We've been a member of the Turlock community since 1976, operating a family-owned business that puts trust and community-driven care at the front of our operation. Schedule an appointment today, and we can get the process started. Also, don't forget to add us on Facebook; see you soon!